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Initiated by a generous lead gift of $5 million from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the UCLA Division of Humanities has embarked on an exciting objective to establish the UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture. This initiative involves raising a further $3 million, a goal that will allow UCLA to fully support a leading intellectual and cultural center on the west coast. Located at one of the most prestigious public universities in the United States, the Center will have a tremendous impact on a generation of students that is characterized by its global interests. In...

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Build The Center

We can only match the pledge from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation through your generous support. We hope that as you peruse our website you will consider a donation. Every day we grow closer to launching our Center and we want you to be a part of our community. We also... Read More


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    Peter & Vivi Demopoulos

    Peter and Vivi Demopoulos were both born in Greece. They came via different routes to Los Angeles, where they eventually met in the late 1970’s. Peter’s family roots in LA go back to 1905 when his paternal grandfather, Andreas, left Greece and arrived after a... Read more